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UCLA Counseling and Psychological Center

Assistant Clinical Director
Licensed Psychologist, CA PSY 25024
Ph.D. Clark University, Worcester, MA
B.A. Brown University, Providence, RI

Pronouns: she/they. Dr. Kim received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Clark University. They completed a predoctoral internship at Yale University's School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University's Psychiatry and Human Behavior department. Her research and clinical training has focused on exploring sociocultural factors in the experience and treatment of mental health problems, such as the impact of social class, ethnicity, and immigration on the course of mental illness. Following a community psychology orientation that emphasizes social justice, health promotion and community engagement, Dr. Kim works closely with specific populations such as first generation college, international, third culture kid (TCK), undocumented and LGBTQ students. Dr. Kim is a queet (gender+sexuality) out therapist who founded and currently co-chairs the Trans Wellness Team. Clinical strengths include depression and anxiety, loss and grief, transgender and LGBQ care, support for student activities, and multicultural counseling around intersectional identity concerns. Dr. Kim employs an integrative approach in therapy combining relational, narrative, feminist, cognitive behavioral, and acceptance and commitment therapy modalities.